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Atlas switches on second Brazilian solar project
21 Aug 2019 at 4:54pm
156MWp plant features Latin America's first digital substation, firm claims.



Ares invests in US utility-scale solar player Heelstone Energy
21 Aug 2019 at 2:43pm
Solar deal is latest of a flurry by major US asset managers



Subsidy-free shift to push China’s solar spotlight inland
21 Aug 2019 at 2:27pm
Competitive bidding will bring PV spotlight back to Gansu, Xinjiang.



Walmart pins store fires on Tesla solar installs in new lawsuit
21 Aug 2019 at 1:25pm
High-profile case alleges 'gross negligence' with panel installation and maintenance.



Sunnova reports more customers and dealers in Q2
21 Aug 2019 at 1:22pm
The newly-listed residential solar company has added nearly 14,000 new US customers in a year.



LONGi calls for industry alignment on wafer size as Hi-MO4 sales top 2GW
21 Aug 2019 at 12:47pm
Order book for module based on 166mm wafers filling.



Wisconsin governor issues executive order mandating carbon-free energy mix by 2050
20 Aug 2019 at 8:16pm
The office will also promote clean energy workforce training though a partnership with the University of Wisconsin System.



North Carolina energy plan looks to clear remaining regulatory hurdles for solar
20 Aug 2019 at 2:36pm
Virtual net metering and modernised grid could enable greater PV roll-out in the state.



Lightsource BP readying construction of 70MW trio for US university
20 Aug 2019 at 1:21pm
Firm eyes early September to break ground on pipeline meant to power Penn State



Zimbabwe mine eyes solar amid national power crisis
20 Aug 2019 at 1:10pm
Caledonia 'evaluating' PV facility to curb Blanket gold mine's reliance on the grid.



South Korea’s biggest floating PV project sails to construction launch
20 Aug 2019 at 12:24pm
Scotra's 25MW Namjeong-ho set to bolster budding floating solar market.



Invenergy plots 127MW solar project for southwest Colorado
20 Aug 2019 at 11:24am
Scheme is reported to cost US$127 million and is expected to come online by 2023.




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Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer?
4 Aug 2019 at 6:26pm
by Guest Post
Following the first wave of popularity in solar power technology in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we are now faced with the daunting prospect of disposing of these early solar panels in a way that does not harm the environment. Given that the usable life expectancy of these early solar panels was 25 years, […]The post Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics
30 Jul 2019 at 6:08pm
by Kathryn Nohilly
Universities in the United States are leading the way in developing, teaching and utilizing solar technology. Colleges and universities around the world are hubs of progression. It is on the campuses of the country that you can catch a glimpse into the future of businesses and communities. This is especially true when it comes to […]The post US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven
29 Jul 2019 at 4:10pm
by Jordan Roth
It’s well-known that solar energy is an innovative and accessible sustainable energy option. Solar energy checks all the boxes a consumer looks at when determining his or her options for energy and its popularity is only growing. However, solar energy isn’t just available to the homeowner, or other smaller-scale consumers. Solar energy can be used […]The post Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Are solar shingles worth it 2019
20 Jul 2019 at 5:05pm
by Guest Post
With the rise in popularity of solar power, people have continuously expressed desire in having more options in terms of solar products. Some of the more popular ones nowadays are solar shingles. Simply put, solar singles — sometimes known as photovoltaic shingles — are essentially just solar panels that are designed to look like and […]The post Are solar shingles worth it 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs
16 Jul 2019 at 1:15pm
by Stephanie D'sa
Research on utilization of renewable energy including solar, wind, and biofuel has been booming across the United States over the past few years. In 2017 alone, over half a million jobs were created globally in the renewable energy sector. Educational institutions have also been quick to pick up on this need for qualified people to […]The post Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Must Have Solar Products for Your Home
17 Jun 2019 at 7:12pm
by Staff Writer
Over the past few years, the popularity of solar energy has been increasing all over the world. The Science Magazine estimates that by 2022–2023, an additional PV capacity of 500 GW will be installed globally.  Going solar has become cheaper too. In fact, the average price of solar electrical systems have reduced by half from […]The post Must Have Solar Products for Your Home appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How Is the US Military Using Solar Power?
23 May 2019 at 1:31pm
by Staff Author
Climate change poses serious threats to national and global security. The U.S. military recognized the global and national security implications of climate change as far back as 1990, when it produced its first report on the impacts of climate change. Another report followed in 2003. But every year since 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD), […]The post How Is the US Military Using Solar Power? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy Is Our Best Solution
18 May 2019 at 4:20pm
by Staff Writer
Solar energy is our best solution for a plethora of reasons. It is no longer a niche technology available to the rich and the committed environmentalist. Today, the effects of global warming and the skyrocketing prices of conventional energy necessitate the switch to greener renewable sources of energy. Rise of Solar Power The scarcity of […]The post Solar Energy Is Our Best Solution appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

What is Community Solar and Why Should You Care?
10 May 2019 at 9:24pm
by Staff Writer
  Installing solar panels on your roof has proven to be a great investment. Like a gift that keeps on giving, solar panels help homeowners save money, reap incentives, and earn rebates for decades to come. For those who want to reap the benefits of solar power but live on rent, are tenants in a […]The post What is Community Solar and Why Should You Care? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Community solar is an excellent way to create energy equity–if it’s done right
10 May 2019 at 6:49pm
by Staff Writer
Source: Fast Company People banding together to fund a solar project is an increasingly popular way of accessing clean energy. But it can either be an exclusive project or an inclusive way to spread the benefits of clean energy. It depends how it’s structured… When you think of home solar power, you probably imagine a […]The post Community solar is an excellent way to create energy equity–if it’s done right appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.


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EnergyHub partners with Oracle on comprehensive smart power integration for utility customers
21 Aug 2019 at 5:49pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
EnergyHub announced a collaboration with Oracle Utilities to help energy providers intelligently incorporate distributed energy resources (DERs) into their customer engagement and distribution network operations. The two companies are teaming to supercharge enrollment in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs, create a connected utility experience for customers, and enable utility distribution operators to integrate DERs at scale. Oracle… The post EnergyHub partners with Oracle on comprehensive smart power integration for utility customers appeared first on Solar Power World.

NABCEP continuing education credits will be offered at Intersolar 2020
21 Aug 2019 at 5:12pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Next year’s first major solar-plus-storage trade show on the calendar announced a new partnership with NABCEP to increase attendee numbers. Eligible PV professionals will be able to attend the Intersolar North America expo hall for free at the San Diego Convention Center from February 4-6, 2020, and can register for NABCEP-approved continuing education classes to… The post NABCEP continuing education credits will be offered at Intersolar 2020 appeared first on Solar Power World.

ReVision Energy installs 130.6-kW of rooftop solar for Boys & Girls Club
21 Aug 2019 at 3:06pm
by Billy Ludt
The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester has transitioned to solar energy. ReVision Energy installed 408 solar panels this summer on three rooftops, at the Union Street Clubhouse (81.3 kW) in Manchester, New Hampshire, and the Pool House and Stebbins Family Hall buildings at Camp Foster in Bedford (49.3 kW). Collectively, the arrays will produce… The post ReVision Energy installs 130.6-kW of rooftop solar for Boys & Girls Club appeared first on Solar Power World.

Energetic Insurance completes first EneRate Credit Cover policy for C&I solar project
21 Aug 2019 at 2:33pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Energetic Insurance has entered the solar industry, announcing the first solar PV project that uses its EneRate Credit Cover policy. The insurance policy backstops payment default risk on commercial solar projects, which enables project developers to obtain affordable financing by providing confidence and certainty in project cash flows. The 800-kW carport project at a retail… The post Energetic Insurance completes first EneRate Credit Cover policy for C&I solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Relay Power works with Aubuchon Hardware to advertise community solar opportunity
21 Aug 2019 at 2:02pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Aubuchon Hardware and Relay Power have entered into a partnership agreement to get the word out to Aubuchon customers and employees about the opportunity to sign up for Relay Power Community Solar. Those who participate will receive guaranteed savings on their electricity, while supporting and facilitating clean energy production in Massachusetts. Participants will also receive… The post Relay Power works with Aubuchon Hardware to advertise community solar opportunity appeared first on Solar Power World.

Graphic Products will showcase its DuraLabel printers and signs at SPI 2019
20 Aug 2019 at 8:48pm
by Kelly Pickerel
PV safety label provider Graphic Products will showcase its line of DuraLabel industrial label and sign printers and supplies at Solar Power International 2019, booth 4814. “Each year, more homes and companies are flicking the switch to solar and other renewable energies. Solar and renewable energy manufacturers and contractors need comprehensive solutions that can evolve with… The post Graphic Products will showcase its DuraLabel printers and signs at SPI 2019 appeared first on Solar Power World.

C2 Energy Capital completes 3.3-MWdc Massachusetts community solar project
20 Aug 2019 at 5:22pm
by Billy Ludt
Renewables and storage project investor C2 Energy Capital announced the successful completion and operation anniversary of the largest community solar project in southeastern Massachusetts. The PV plant is fully subscribed and is part of regional utility Middleborough Gas and Electric Department’s (MGED) Community Shared Solar Program. “Our team embeds its high-quality control standards in every… The post C2 Energy Capital completes 3.3-MWdc Massachusetts community solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Energy Storage Solutions, Alencon partner on DC-coupled solar-plus-storage solution
20 Aug 2019 at 2:27pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Energy Storage Solutions (E22) and Alencon Systems have partnered to offer a unique, turnkey DC-coupled solar-plus-storage solution. The integrated solution offered by E22 is called the DC POWER OPTIMISER. The DC POWER OPTIMISER consists of a DC-to-DC bidirectional converter, Alencon’s Bi-Directional Optimizer for Storage Systems — the BOSS, connected to a battery, packaged in a… The post Energy Storage Solutions, Alencon partner on DC-coupled solar-plus-storage solution appeared first on Solar Power World.

Tesla says it will rent out rooftop solar systems in six states
19 Aug 2019 at 3:19pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Tesla announced through a series of tweets by CEO Elon Musk that it has “relaunched” its Tesla Solar business by offering cookie-cutter solar systems to rent. Musk said renters can save $500 a year in utility bills and can cancel the contract at any time. Rentals will be offered in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New… The post Tesla says it will rent out rooftop solar systems in six states appeared first on Solar Power World.

New solar component-sourcing company aims to assist smaller installers
15 Aug 2019 at 10:10pm
by Billy Ludt
A group of seasoned wind and solar industry executives launched a new solar component-sourcing service, Strategic Solar Sourcing. The company claims to be the first to offer small and medium-sized solar businesses supply chain management outsourcing services and products previously available only to large organizations, including low-cost equipment pricing on modules, inverters and racking with… The post New solar component-sourcing company aims to assist smaller installers appeared first on Solar Power World.

Citadel Roofing & Solar, Solar Roof Dynamics align to tackle California solar mandate
15 Aug 2019 at 4:48pm
by Kelly Pickerel
California roofing and solar installer Citadel Roofing & Solar has entered into a strategic partnership with solar equipment distributor Solar Roof Dynamics (SRD) to streamline Citadel’s solar efforts in preparation for California’s solar mandate on all new home construction. “The California solar market is heating up as homebuilders gear up to comply with the new… The post Citadel Roofing & Solar, Solar Roof Dynamics align to tackle California solar mandate appeared first on Solar Power World.

Terrasmart unveils bifacial panel racking solution GLIDE
15 Aug 2019 at 3:07pm
by Billy Ludt
TerraSmart, a turnkey ground mount racking solutions provider, has unveiled GLIDE, its latest ground screw-based racking design for utility-scale solar projects. GLIDE is infused with bifacial module compatibility allowing complete exposure of the module to maximize potential backside power yield. Carrying forward TerraSmart’s long tradition of accommodating slope tolerances up to 36%, GLIDE’s intuitive design… The post Terrasmart unveils bifacial panel racking solution GLIDE appeared first on Solar Power World.


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